would like to tell you about a new "Accessible Travel"
website out there on the World Wide Web now to help you plan your
next trip just about to any location. It was stared by Rick Hansen
(The Man in Motion Tour, wheelchair marathon distance athlete) and
a year and a half ago, the PLANAT
website was launched by the Rick Hansen Foundation. It is pretty
cool, a place where you can input your own travel stories through
Accessibility you found on your journey to any place in the World.
Check it out, make comments, and provide feedback to help build
this into something great. Although still in developmental stages
the only thing you need to watch out for are abbreviations such
as for Provinces in Canada and the USA. So try to avoid placing
extensions such as BC, ON, CA, etc. into your search engine on the
with us and help support People with Disabilities.
us a call on our North America Toll Free Number at Tourism Whistler,
1-888-933-9383 . All of our Profits go back into Supporting
Groups and Organizations who support People with Disabilities. Visit
just been updated with New Features on Accessibility.
were proud to be the official Organization representing Accessible
on the Official 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic web site.
the "Able-bodied" can become Temporally Disabled.
Whistler Mountain Biking Legend Paul (Rolo) Rawlinson shattered his
Ankle in a Construction Accident recently that has left him Temporarily
Disabled. Paul has a new appreciation for what people with disabilities
go through on a daily basis. Need some Mobility Gear, Adaptive Sports
Equipment Rentals, Delivery Services, Dental and Medical Care or Physiotherapy
while in Whistler
visit our Assistance
section for all your needs.
Visit our 2010
Whistler Blog and
our entire website for all the Latest up to Date information on
Olympic and Paralympic Games Venue's and their Accessibility for Whistler.
2010 Winter Olympic Park to learn more about the
Venue Location where the Biathlon, Cross Country and Ski Jumping
2010 Olympics and Paralympics took place..
Sliding Centre in the beautiful Fitzsimmons valley
on the southeast slope of Blackcomb Mountain. The Whistler Sliding
Centre is the site of the Bobsled, Luge and Skeleton competitions
which are still taking place on a yearly basis.
Society Donates $$$ Funds and Supports a Community through Advocacy
and much more...
you to everyone who made Bookings through our 1-888-933-9383
number we have started to make donations $$$ back into the Whistler
and BC Communities with a donation to the BC
Disabled Ski Team last month to help foster upcoming
Paralympians, Soldering On Program with the Canadian Forces
and to BC
support groups and organizations as well as individuals throughout
and Hugh are proud to have been featured and supported by People
and Media from around the World including 2008 Summer and 2010 Winter
Olympic and Paralympic Sponsors.
a Beijing 2008 Olympic
and Paralympic Games Sponsor
two stories on "Whistler for the Disabled (WFTD)" in China
along with 25 other articles. CTV
Olympic, a 2010 Winter and Paralympic Sponsor runs
a story on our work and Hugh's dedication to a Community among many
other news sources. Read our latest Media
Coverage from WFTD
are very proud to Welcome BC
board as an Official Supporter and Sponsor. A "True Powerhouse"
for the Disabled Community in BC through Rehabilitation Services
and Support. Hugh
Tollett is a proud recipient of the "2007
Standing Ovation Award" from BC Rehabilitation.
Media Coverage included CBC Radio with Rick Cluff in an Interview,
The Province Newspaper and CTV News Prime Time.
Disabled War Veteran", Master Corporal Paul Franklin visits
Hugh Tollett Director (top left), WFTD Society and Board Member
Steve Biduk (top right) attend a packed house to hear Paul Franklin
(sitting) speak while supporting him on his visit to BC. Paul was
a "Canadian Forces Medic" who lost both Legs in Afghanistan
in 2006 and became a double leg amputee but has since started a
Foundation to help out other Amputee's.
Resort Community News Updates and Accessibility.
News, "21" New "Fully Accessible Public Transit
Buses" have been delivered to Whistler recently. Making
Whistler's Accessibility for the Mobility Restricted a little less
hassle free and for many others as well. Visit their web site at
sidewalks with Grooves in them and Color contrast help the Visually
Impaired and Blind cross streets and new Ramps have been built for
the Mobility Restricted and to assist Parents with Baby Strollers
Access the Village.
Whistler Accessibility comes in the form of Paved Parking at the
Skiers Day Lots to make Access a more easy and friendly thing for
one and all.
Delegation Press Conference
a huge success.
Tollett, Director of WFTD and his assistant Grant Lamont hosted
Delegation Press Conference on behalf of "Foreign
Affairs and International Trade Canada" on March 14th,
2008. Photo by Shilong Yang, Xinhua News Agency. Read the "China
Daily" News Coverage in English
Read all the 26 news stories from China in
Whistler for the Disabled (WFTD) Society web site was
Created by Hugh Tollett who became Deaf in 2001. A Registered Nonprofit
Society helping those in need with Accessible Travel information
and Support for People with Disabilities and their Families.
our Official Accessible
Tourism website or our Blog.
To learn how we got started in this initiative to support People
with Disabilities. Be sure to check out Access
New Zealand for a comprehensive guide to news from
World Accessible Tourism and Travel.
New Peak to Peak Gondola.
Whistler Blackcomb Mountain (WB) Peak to Peak Gondola is wheelchair
accessible during the Summer Months and Winter with a new Sled to
transport you to the Blackcomb Lodge at top during the snow season.
Accessibility is an important feature of Whistler Blackcombs
landmark project and Canadas newest tourism icon the Peak
to Peak Gondola.
include the Peak to Peak Gondola and if you
buy online you can get your 2nd Day for Free. For more Information
please visit the WB Official website at the above two links.